Frisch’s Restaurants Inc. has hired Sheri Harper to the new position of chief people officer, the company said Tuesday.
Harper, most recently human resources director for The Wendy’s Co. U.S. operations, joined the Cincinnati-based Frisch’s Big Boy company in July.
Frisch’s also said it had hired Anne Mejia as executive vice president of marketing and promoted Steve Hansen to executive vice president of its commissary.
“Having Anne, Steve and Sheri on our executive team is a huge win for Frisch’s moving forward,” said Jason Vaughn, who was named Frisch’s CEO in April, in a statement. “All of these leaders have extensive restaurant experience and will be extremely valuable assets as we take this brand to the next level.”
Harper most recently served as human resources director for 6,000 U.S.-operated Wendy’s restaurants and provided consulting services to all domestic Wendy’s franchise owners.
“Frisch’s cultivates a heritage of being an employer of choice,” Harper said in a statement. “As we usher the brand and the restaurants into an updated look and feel, we will continue to celebrate one of the biggest reasons for our success: our staff and company culture.”
Mejia most recently was vice president of marketing at ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group. She has worked with restaurant brands including McCormick & Schmick’s, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Jack in the Box and Carl’s Jr. Mejia led the recent redesign of the Big Boy logo and helped create a contemporary new look for a Frisch’s restaurant in Covington, Ky.
Hansen has been with Frisch’s for six years. In his new role, he will lead efforts to transition Frisch’s commissary to its own business entity, the company said.
Frisch’s Restaurants Inc. owns and operates 95 Big Boy restaurants in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and franchises another 25 units. The company is owned by NRD Capital, based in Atlanta, which acquired the operator in 2015.